Ancestors Watching: A Virtual Vigil in Honor of Black Lives Lost to State Violence in the DC Area

Start: Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

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As thousands of people again descend on Washington DC to commemorate the March on Washington, Black Lives Matter DC is holding space for the families of those killed by state violence in the DC area. These loved ones are too often erased, forgotten and unknown and as a result not uplifted during national actions held here in DC. As part of our Black August events, we are bringing together the families of Black lives taken by the state during this virtual vigil.

A small group of family members will come together in person for very special vigil. We know that the black community particularly in DC has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Therefore we are limiting the in-person attendees and are excited that the vigil will be live streamed. In this way, thousands of people will be able to send their love, support find these families get up with the names of their loved ones. We will be live streaming from our Facebook page and we will update people closer to the event on the other ways to watch.

It’s going to be huge. RSVP to receive updates on how you can volunteer and/or attend.

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